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Minors Wrap-Up: FULL al-MONTE

AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre:
It was the other “Melk Man”, Melky Mesa who led the Yanks, going 2-for-3 with a homer, to a 5-4 victory over Pawtucket “Baby Red Sox” last night. Brandon Laird offered a double and a single. Baby Yanks scored 3 runs in the 7th, after Pawtucket went 1-2-3 in their half of the inning. Darnell McDonald reached 1B on an error by the shortstop that scored Corban Joseph. Mesa then singled to CF to score Kevin Russo and Austin Romine. Credit Chase Whitley with the win (9-5) and Ryota Igarashi picked up a 2 inning save for his 8th on the season.

AA Trenton Thunder:
Trenton pulled off a 14-12 win because four guys had multi-hit nights to beat the Reading Phillies. Thunder offense led by Zoilo Almonte who managed a triple and a pair of homeruns (3-5) and JR Murphy who hit a single and two doubles (3-5) on the night. Starter Brett Marshall was given the win despite giving up 5 runs and 4 walks in 5 1/3 innings.

High-A Tampa Yankees:
The Tampa Yankee bats came out swinging hot as they scored 3 runs in the first inning to edge a 4-2 win against Clearwater. Tyler Austin started things off with an infield single, followed by Kyle Roller singling to RF and Gary Sanchez singled to LF, scoring the runners on. Austin went 3-for-4 with a double and starting pitcher Jose Ramirez (6-6)got the win after collecting 8 strikeouts.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs:
The RiverDogs’ defense left the GreenJackets scoreless after the first inning to snag a 3-1 win last evening. Saxon Butler went 1-for-3 and homered, while Robert Refsnyder added a pair of hits. Closer Nick Goody picked up his 5th save of the season by striking out 5 in 2 innings pitched. RHP Scottie Allen picked up his 4th win by lasting 5 innings, only allowing 1 run and 2 hits.